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The Grief Dialogues Presents Live Well Die Well Tour Los Angeles

February 6, 2020


The Grief Dialogues Presents Live Well Die Well Tour Los Angeles. A Full One Day event that will bring ART, Grief, Death, Life and Laughter together. Limited Seats – Only 100 hundred tickets will be sold.

“The Elephant In The Room” Movie
The film emphasizes the importance of humor and playfulness as one of our greatest coping mechanisms. These emotions and relationships can provide a means for a patient to retain one’s dignity, regain self-control, and feel “normal”…. even if it is only for a few moments.

Hope Edelman

Originally from New York, Hope Edelman is an internationally bestselling author, speaker, writing instructor, and coach. She has published seven books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Motherless Daughters (Da Capo Books), Motherless Mothers (HarperCollins), and The Possibility of Everything (Ballantine).

Motherless Daughters is widely considered the beloved and go-to book for millions of women whose mothers have died. It has been published in 17 countries and inspired more than 60 support groups around the world, from Melbourne to Chicago to London to Dubai. Cheryl Strayed has called Motherless Daughters, “an essential and illuminating must-read for anyone who has lost a mother or loves someone who did.”

Hope is a certified Martha Beck Life Coach specializing in grief, early loss, and creativity. She is the co-founder of Motherless Daughters Retreats, offering one-day workshops and four-day retreats to help motherless women revisit and reassess their early losses; get unstuck; and build community among others who share similar stories.

The Grief Dialogues
To create a stage production of Grief Dialogues, we knew the show must include a variety of voices as well as a wide range of grief stories. For two years, we worked with playwrights around the country to bring just the right mix for the first productions.
From 180 submissions, we found 80 semi-finalists, and used additional criteria to bring our finalist list to 20 different short plays. These finalists became our library.

The Grief Dialogues Advisory Council evaluated each play based on its adherence to our mission of erasing the stigma around dying, death and grief, and the play’s ability to engage a diverse audience. Those 20 short plays became our “library” to chose from when presenting each performance.

Ken Ross, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation
Ken Ross, son of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, is the founder of the EKR Foundation (2006) and President (2006-2013 & 2018-). He also served on the board of the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Center from 1989-2005. Ken was the principal care provider for his mother in the last 9 years of her life until her passing in 2004.
His responsibilities included handling over 80 publishers of Dr. Ross’s work, public relations, copyright & trademark issues, website maintainance, developing foreign EKR chapters, developing strategic partnerships, as well as preserving her research papers. While growing up, he traveled with her extensively while on her numerous foreign trips witnessing her lectures and workshops. Ken has made a series of lectures on his mother’s legacy for hospices and various conferences around the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, India, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, & Peru since 2009.

The Death Deck
Lori LoCicero & Lisa Paul created “The Death Deck”. The Death Deck has everything you need for a fun and memorable night of lively conversations with friends or family. This Game box has 112 question card (multiple choice and open-ended questions, Instruction booklet and unlimited stories and laughs to share. Meet Lori and Lisa as they introduce us to The Death Deck.

Torrie Fields
As a young woman grappling with cancer, Torrie Fields experienced firsthand the flaws in our healthcare system. Transforming her challenges into change, the palliative care activist, policy expert, and End Well 2017 speaker holds a uniquely important perspective. Listen in as Torrie considers where we are and what the future holds for pending policy shifts, healthcare delivery models, and how each of us might impact change in our own communities.

And many more special guests that will Bridge the Gap between Life and Death.